Good morning and Happy New Year!
Skies are cloudy early on this New Year’s Day and temperatures are quite mild ranging from the low 50s in Clifton to the mid 40s further inland, winds are gusty out of the southwest. Last year at this time it was a bitterly cold 3 degrees so we are 50 degrees warmer than that reading now.
A low pressure over Lake Ontario will be moving into eastern Canada while a cold front crosses the area this morning. Winds will increase behind the front gusting at times to 45 mph and a wind advisory has been posted. Temperatures starting off in the 50s this morning will slowly fall into the 40s this afternoon but the wind will make it feel colder.
High pressure will then build into the area on Wednesday giving us a seasonably cold day with plenty of sunshine and much less wind than today.
A weak disturbance may give us some very light snow Thursday morning that may give us a dusting of snow but then skies will clear and with highs in the 40s it will melt any snow that has fallen.
Dry on Friday but another stronger low pressure is expected to give us some rain on Saturday followed by dry weather on Sunday, temperatures will be seasonably mild.
Looking ahead there is no bitterly cold weather with any widespread snowstorms through the middle of January.
TODAY – JAN 1 – Mostly cloudy this morning then becoming mostly sunny, very windy with gusts to 45 mph possible, temperatures in the 50s this morning will drop to the low 40s by sunset.
TONIGHT – Mostly clear, low in the upper 20s.
WEDNESDAY – JAN 2 – Sunny, high in the upper 30s, chance of light snow after midnight.
THURSDAY – JAN 3 – Cloudy in the morning with a chance of light snow then gradual clearing, high in the mid 40s.
FRIDAY – JAN 4 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.
SATURDAY – JAN 5 – Cloudy with a chance of rain, high in the mid 40s.
SUNDAY – JAN 6 – Sunny, high in the upper 40s.
MONDAY – JAN 7 – Partly sunny, high in the mid 40s.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until noon today for westerly winds gusting to 35 knots, seas 3-7 feet.
OUTLOOK – No advisories expected Wednesday through Friday; possible small craft advisories on Saturday.
I hope everyone has a healthy and safe 2019!